Robert Moses, the urban planner who oversaw the construction of several New York landmarks and became “one of the major shaping forces behind America’s modern cities”, was born on this day in 1888. Read more at Bio.

You may also find interesting Paul Goldberg’s Eminient Dominion and Cleveland Rodgers’ An Atlantic Portrait.

Robert Moses’ obituary was published on The New York Times.

Robert Moses

Robert Moses with a model of his proposed Battery Bridge.